Cruise News Today — December 22, 2022 [VIDEO]

MSC Cruises Announces Plans to Sail From Galveston

MSC Cruises has announced plans to expand to Galveston, Texas, which will be its fourth United States homeport. The line is also in negotiation with the Galveston Wharves on the development of a fourth terminal at the port, which will be at piers 16-18.

MSC Cruises currently sails from Miami and Port Canaveral in Florida. In April, it will begin sailing from Brooklyn, New York.

A fourth cruise terminal in Galveston is forecast to generate 925 jobs and $177 million in local business revenue per year.

STORY: MSC Cruises Heads to Gulf Coast, Set to Build Brand-New Terminal

Carnival Corporation to Offload Three More Ships

In its fourth quarter business report, Carnival Corporation has revealed plans to remove three more ships from its global fleet.

Two of the smaller, older ships will be from the Costa Cruises fleet. The company did not name the two Costa ships, or mention which brand the third vessel will be from.

Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, Carnival Corporation has sold or scrapped over 20 older vessels from seven of its cruise brands.

STORY: Carnival Corporation to Sell Off Three More Cruise Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Returns to Australia

After three years, Norwegian Cruise Line has returned to Australian waters.

Norwegian Spirit sailed into Sydney Harbour for the first time on Wednesday to start a season of eight open-jaw sailings between Sydney and Auckland, New Zealand. Destinations will include Napier, Fiordland, Melbourne, and Eden, among others.

Many menu items will be made with locally-sourced ingredients, and the ship will have Australian and New Zealand favorites on hand such as Vegemite and Fountain mint sauce.

Norwegian Spirit is scheduled to return to Australia in December 2023 for its second season Down Under.

STORY: Norwegian Cruise Line Returns to Australia

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